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Biden Asks China To “Pretty Please” Stop Genocide Before Olympics
Come on, man.
by Clay Beyersdorfer
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Joe Biden has formally asked China to “pretty please” stop committing genocide and crimes against humanity ahead of the Olympic Games in February next year, End of the Bench has learned.
The move coincides with the White House’s announcement that he would also not be sending any delegates or government officials to the Games as a diplomatic boycott due to “ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang and other human rights abuses.”
“Come on man, pretty please? Could you just tone down the torture camps until after the Games?” Biden reportedly said in a private call with Xi. “We’ve got to come together and have these gee dang Games. It’s great daytime television in between Matlock episodes. They bring the people together!”
Critics have said the move doesn’t send a strong enough message to China, as athletes will still be competing in the games and seen on television despite the allegations facing the host country.
China has come under much scrutiny for various human rights violations, including the treatment of Uighurs, a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority group living in northwest China that claims the government is detaining and torturing its people.
More recently has been the disturbing disappearance of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, who published a letter to her social media accounts accusing a top government official of sexual assault, only to disappear days later.
Peng has still yet to be seen publicly since that time.
Asked what President Biden will do if China refuses his ask, Psaki told reporters early Tuesday that “all options are on the table.”
“The President is monitoring the situation closely and will pursue additional measures if necessary,” Psaki said. “That includes writing a strongly worded letter, and even issuing a firm slap on the wrist. As we have seen throughout his presidency, he will not hesitate to take swift and impactful action to stand up for human rights everywhere.”
End of the Bench will have more as this situation develops.
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